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    I love the mechanism harboe posted above but it is bulky. I redesigned it to be more compact. Although the version in the video doesn't have the arm movement, it could be added. You can see the video at https://youtu.be/ZBTbl1YvsX4
    I also have a video showing how I converted one of my Halloween characters to use for Christmas. It shows some details of the motor setup that might prove useful for you. You can find that here - https://youtu.be/NLeOjiqUM6w
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    Halstaff thanks for the videos. Very creative and very helpful. How was it covering the arm of the Santa? Did you have any issues with the sleeve getting caught in the rods?

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    J-Man. Thanks for the warning. I hope that doesn't happen with mine. Maybe our cool weather will help keep it from over heating. I plan on giving it as much open space around the motor as possible. I'm thinking of giving the structure a full hoop skirt and putting the motor down in the skirt area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedWyo View Post
    Halstaff thanks for the videos. Very creative and very helpful. How was it covering the arm of the Santa? Did you have any issues with the sleeve getting caught in the rods?
    I usually use foam pool noodles on the arms to help keep the clothing out of the material. This year I am making foam body forms for this. Here's a video on how i do that - https://youtu.be/SrR1qgkSrIg
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    That is a very neat idea using foam camping mats for body forms. I was thinking about doing a duct tape body form for under my witches. I was going to go over the outside with a couple layers of paper mache so it makes it stiffer and the inside can remain hallow. I have a feeling that your idea will hold up better. Thanks for sharing. :-)

 

 
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